The ride of David Beckham – part Bonneville, part Scrambler, part desert-sled, part something completely new, this aggressive black jungle special is another chapter in the story of one of history’s most versatile motorcycles.
Built for an adventure deep into the Amazon jungle, yet slick and maneuverable enough to cope with Rio’s chaotic streets, the Triumph Bonnevilles featured in David Beckham’s BBC documentary are uniquely suited for the changing landscapes of South America. With a Scrambler-esque profile, chunky off-road tires, a high-level performance Arrow exhaust and no front or rear mudguards to speak of, the Bonneville T100 base bike evolved into a traveling modern classic.
A custom covered seat, teamed with the Bonneville’s wide bars give an easy seating position, comfortable for hacking through city back streets or giving complete control on remote jungle tracks. Designed to be ridden hard through rough terrain and even on occasion loaded into the odd canoe for river transit.
The result? A Bonneville that’s as cool and unique as its rider, that simply gets on with the job at hand, no matter what the terrain or challenge.
Accompanying the media story was the “Beckham into the Unknown”, a 90-minute BBC documentary about the man and his classic bike.
Video Link: Beckham into the Unknown